Buy a Sure to Rise tea towel

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About the tea towel

This tea towel is a witty and bittersweet acknowledgment of the tragedy of the 2011 earthquake, a celebration of the Cathedral that was damaged, and shows a spirit of determination as the city rebuilds.

It was designed by Rebecca Lovell-Smith of God Save the Queen, whose home and business in Lyttelton, Christchurch, were turned on their end in the earthquake. You can read her story here: God Save the Queen.

'Sure to Rise' is the slogan and graphic on Edmonds baking powder tins. It featured on the wonderful Art Deco factory in Ferry Road that was sadly demolished some years ago to make way for a service station. I lived near the factory and enjoyed both the building and its magnificent gardens, a remnant of which remains today as a public garden. You will see some of Edmonds' tins in the slideshow above.

Most of Christchurch's beautiful old stone buildings, like the Cathedral, were destroyed by the earthquake, and we can now be pretty certain that the Cathedral as it is pictured here won't rise again.

This tea towel is a tribute and a reminder of the Cathedral, of the demolished Edmonds factory, of the other lovely buildings destroyed, and a celebration of the spirit of the people of Christchurch as they rebuild their city and their lives.